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    Question Adding a subwoofer to my system

    Adding a subwoofer to my system.
    The total dimensions of my room in meters:
    Length 7.00 m X Width 7.5 m X Height 3.00 m
    I'm thinking a Velodyne Optimum 12
    http://www.velodyne.com/products/spe...imumSpecs.html

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    Bernal,

    There are alot of fine subwoofers out there today, but I for one would not hesitate on purchasing a Velodyne. You just cant go wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BB3 View Post
    Bernal,

    There are alot of fine subwoofers out there today, but I for one would not hesitate on purchasing a Velodyne. You just cant go wrong.
    Take Care, Bill(BB3)

    Ok. :)

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    What's the rest of your system?(We're voyeurs:D)
    I refuse to argue with idiots, because people can't tell the DIFFERENCE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by obieone View Post
    What's the rest of your system?(We're voyeurs:D)
    01) DENON AVR-4308CI: Advanced 7.1 CH/5.1+2 CH/ 3.1+2+2 CH A/V Home Theater /MultiMedia Multi-Source/Zone Receiver with Networking and WiFi/170 watts x 7 channels
    02) SUNFIRE Grand Signature - Bob Carver's
    03) OPPO DV-980H 1080p Up-Converting Universal DVD Player with HDMI and 7.1CH Audio
    04) OPPO BDP-83 Blu-ray Disc Player w/SACD & DVD-Audio / DENON DVD-2500BTCI: Blu-ray Disc™ DVD/CD Digital Player/Transport
    05) HITACHI P55T501. 55" HD1080 Plasma HDTV
    06) POLKAUDIO LSiC (Center speaker)
    07) POLKAUDIO LSi15 LEFT (Front speaker)
    08) POLKAUDIO LSi15 RIGHT (Front speaker)
    09) POLKAUDIO LSif/x LEFT (Surround speaker)
    10) POLKAUDIO LSif/x RIGHT (Surround speaker)
    11) VELODYNE 12" OPTIMUN SERIES (High Output Digital EQ SubWoofer 2400W/1200WRMS)

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    Sweeeeeet!
    I refuse to argue with idiots, because people can't tell the DIFFERENCE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernal View Post
    01) DENON AVR-4308CI: Advanced 7.1 CH/5.1+2 CH/ 3.1+2+2 CH A/V Home Theater /MultiMedia Multi-Source/Zone Receiver with Networking and WiFi/170 watts x 7 channels
    02) SUNFIRE Grand Signature - Bob Carver's
    03) OPPO DV-980H 1080p Up-Converting Universal DVD Player with HDMI and 7.1CH Audio
    04) OPPO BDP-83 Blu-ray Disc Player w/SACD & DVD-Audio / DENON DVD-2500BTCI: Blu-ray Disc™ DVD/CD Digital Player/Transport
    05) HITACHI P55T501. 55" HD1080 Plasma HDTV
    06) POLKAUDIO LSiC (Center speaker)
    07) POLKAUDIO LSi15 LEFT (Front speaker)
    08) POLKAUDIO LSi15 RIGHT (Front speaker)
    09) POLKAUDIO LSif/x LEFT (Surround speaker)
    10) POLKAUDIO LSif/x RIGHT (Surround speaker)
    11) VELODYNE 12" OPTIMUN SERIES (High Output Digital EQ SubWoofer 2400W/1200WRMS)

    Also consider the Polk Audio DSW microPRO 4000 as an alternative to the Velodyne.
    After all this is the Polk Audio forum.

    http://www.polkaudio.com/homeaudio/d...swmicropro4000

    These babies are available from JR for $1000 or Amazon for $1020. Both include shipping.
    http://www.jr.com/polk-audio/pe/POK_DSW4000/
    http://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-Mic.../dp/B0016GPDS6

    At that price get a pair to rumble your room with a high WAF!
    Last edited by xcapri79; 09-07-2009 at 12:35 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcapri79 View Post
    Also consider the Polk Audio DSW microPRO 4000 as an alternative to the Velodyne.
    After all this is the Polk Audio forum.

    http://www.polkaudio.com/homeaudio/d...swmicropro4000

    These babies are available from JR for $1000 or Amazon for $1020. Both include shipping.
    http://www.jr.com/polk-audio/pe/POK_DSW4000/
    http://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-Mic.../dp/B0016GPDS6

    At that price get a pair to rumble your room with a high WAF!

    Hi,
    Thanks for your recommendation.
    He had observed the DSW4000. However, the characteristics of the Velodyne I like
    more to my setup and room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernal View Post
    Hi,
    Thanks for your recommendation.
    He had observed the DSW4000. However, the characteristics of the Velodyne I like
    more to my setup and room.
    For a large room, it will be hard to beat SVS for a few more dollars.
    Box or cylinder designs, take your pick.

    http://www.svsound.com/products-sub-box-pb13ultra.cfm


    http://www.svsound.com/products-sub-cyl-pcultra_new.cfm

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcapri79 View Post
    For a large room, it will be hard to beat SVS for a few more dollars.
    Box or cylinder designs, take your pick.

    http://www.svsound.com/products-sub-box-pb13ultra.cfm


    http://www.svsound.com/products-sub-cyl-pcultra_new.cfm
    Ok. :):):)

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcapri79 View Post
    For a large room, it will be hard to beat SVS for a few more dollars.
    Box or cylinder designs, take your pick.

    http://www.svsound.com/products-sub-box-pb13ultra.cfm


    http://www.svsound.com/products-sub-cyl-pcultra_new.cfm
    Ok.:):):):)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernal View Post
    You don't like the response?

    Main HT/2 ch:
    Pioneer SC-07, BDP-05FD, Emotiva XPA-5 x 2, XPA-1 x 2,
    Polk Audio LSi25, RTi12 x 2, LSi15 x 4, LSiC x 2, PSW1000 x 4,

    MB HT/ 2 ch:
    LG 47LM5800, Pioneer SC-1523, BDP-23FD, Sony BDP-S790, Emotiva XPA-2, XPA-5,
    Polk Audio LSi25,15, CSi5, LSiFX, PSW505 x 4

    Listening Room 2 ch:
    McIntosh MC162, MC202, C15, C41, C42, MA6500, MA6900, MCD201
    Emotiva RSP-2, RPA-1, ERC-2
    Adcom GCD 750, GFP 750, GFA 5802
    Polk Audio LSi7,9, 15

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcapri79 View Post
    You don't like the response?

    The answer is clear. However, the features I'm confused.
    My room is 24 feet long - 26 feet wide - 10 feet high.
    Velodyne is 2400 watts Dynamic/1200 watts RMS Power
    SVS is 750 Watt RMS Built-In BASH Amplifier

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    I doubt the Optimum series can match those performance curves.
    More watts doesn't always transform into more sound.
    The size of the enclosure is also a big factor.
    The Velodyne Optimum series. like the Polk microPRO, tries to make up for their small size with more watts.

    If you have the room, I recommend the larger subwoofer for performance, however if a you need a more compact sub with higher WAF (sometimes the most important spec.), that is what the Optimum's and MicroPRO's are for.

    The Optimum-12 specs are pretty good at 13-240Hz (overall), 21-120Hz (+/-3 dB).
    The SVS Ultras beat that by at least 3 hz on the low end.
    To a degree, it isn't really far to compare a large sub to a small sub on strict performance terms since they cater to different requirements.
    Last edited by xcapri79; 09-12-2009 at 10:52 AM.

    Main HT/2 ch:
    Pioneer SC-07, BDP-05FD, Emotiva XPA-5 x 2, XPA-1 x 2,
    Polk Audio LSi25, RTi12 x 2, LSi15 x 4, LSiC x 2, PSW1000 x 4,

    MB HT/ 2 ch:
    LG 47LM5800, Pioneer SC-1523, BDP-23FD, Sony BDP-S790, Emotiva XPA-2, XPA-5,
    Polk Audio LSi25,15, CSi5, LSiFX, PSW505 x 4

    Listening Room 2 ch:
    McIntosh MC162, MC202, C15, C41, C42, MA6500, MA6900, MCD201
    Emotiva RSP-2, RPA-1, ERC-2
    Adcom GCD 750, GFP 750, GFA 5802
    Polk Audio LSi7,9, 15

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernal View Post
    The answer is clear. However, the features I'm confused.
    My room is 24 feet long - 26 feet wide - 10 feet high.
    Velodyne is 2400 watts Dynamic/1200 watts RMS Power
    SVS is 750 Watt RMS Built-In BASH Amplifier
    You have enough room for at least two subs of either type.

    Main HT/2 ch:
    Pioneer SC-07, BDP-05FD, Emotiva XPA-5 x 2, XPA-1 x 2,
    Polk Audio LSi25, RTi12 x 2, LSi15 x 4, LSiC x 2, PSW1000 x 4,

    MB HT/ 2 ch:
    LG 47LM5800, Pioneer SC-1523, BDP-23FD, Sony BDP-S790, Emotiva XPA-2, XPA-5,
    Polk Audio LSi25,15, CSi5, LSiFX, PSW505 x 4

    Listening Room 2 ch:
    McIntosh MC162, MC202, C15, C41, C42, MA6500, MA6900, MCD201
    Emotiva RSP-2, RPA-1, ERC-2
    Adcom GCD 750, GFP 750, GFA 5802
    Polk Audio LSi7,9, 15

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